Thermal and epithermal non-destructive activation analyses have been performed on samples of final molasses from 14 different sugar factories, covering the most important regions in Cuba. From the first measurement after irradiation at the Triga Mark reactor (VTT), the concentration of more than 15 elements is reported. The almost constant elemental composition shows that they can be used equally for different purposes as animal foodstuff and for the manufacture of biotechnological products. This work is part of a research project developed in order to establish a complete characterization of Cuban sugar molasses.
Griffith, J., Rosenberg, R., Díaz-Rizo, O., & Conzález, E. (1996). Neutron activation analysis of final molasses from Cuban sugar industry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 213(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02162487